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with members of congress on how they use technology and social media web sites, and many this installment, a conversation with republican representative john culberson of texas. when you think of the political process, what do you believe the role of social media is as far as how folks like you communicate to the folks at home? >> guest: my job description is representative, and the most imporant part of that, of course, is to use my own good judgment based on my core principles and knowledge i have based on the feelings of my district to vote to represent them up here, but equally important is my role as communicator to make sure i keep them plugged in and insuring that they know what's being done here in washington. so i use social media, i see social media as a vital part of my job in communicating with my constituents, and quite frankly, i'm a very passionate jeffersonian republican who believes strongly in the tenth amendment and that we need to get the federal government away from my kids, my home, etc., let texas run texas, and i think social media will, frankly, be the root of the
>> this week on "the communicators," a discussion on how the internet is being used to provide transparency in the workings of government. our guest is ellen miller of the sunlight foundation. >> host: elleen miller is the executive directer of the sunlight foundation, and she's our guest on "the communicators" to talk about politics, money and technology. pead pedro is joining in the questioning this week. if you could start by telling us what the sunlight foundation and what it does. >> guest: sure. well, it's a 3-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan institution that was designed to create greater transparency for the work of the u.s. government using new technology. so the internet and technologies that understand lie it are at the heart of every single thing that we do, and we're interested in transparency, particularly data and information about government and using the technology to put it into the hands of citizens where it really belongs. >> host: and how do you use that technology, and what kind of technology do you use? >> guest: well, there are several pieces to it. one,
. why do they harass me? they are charging us, you make more money than we do. can you get the books back to the library? so they get all the books, all the articles, it is on going but in huge parts. i am pretty thorough when i draft out my perspectives for what i want. when i give a research student an outline of my chapters, the tactic descriptions, two pages, i lay out for them what i am looking for. in this chapter i want to do this or look at this or i want information about actuarial tables for black people in the nineteenth century, look at black mortality and friends. i am pretty specific about what i want and i want to be relatively detailed so researchers can focus on the very thing that i need. to test out my hypothesis and theory about certain things, get information driven by my own understanding of that point, it might be revised depending on what i find. they get all that stuff, bring me that in being -- big carts and i go at it. that i say thank you. then i go to work. i take excessive notes, transform those on the page into sections that i want to devote to particul
to be very candid about that. just as bombings all military use of force have air raids and we measure them in civilian casualties. it releases are also a complex human system that has the air rate and we should and often don't measure and a subsequent civilian death there have been a lot of people killed as a result of people that we have released and in retrospect we should not have released and we have done a lot of damage to people we should not have captured or detains. the basic contours' we have used so far back to the conversation we just had if anybody is the enemy combatants within the war now the obama administration retain the substance but dropped the word enemy combatants does the authorization for the use of military force which representitive barbara lee voted against coming in for authorize the force contained by the act of detaining somebody? i argue parts of the enemy against which congress has authorized the use of force, that is the basic paradigm we have used to date. i would argue that is too loose and not a useful way of thinking about the category of people we want
used to provide transparency in the workings of government. our guest is ellen miller of the sunlight foundation. >> ellen miller is directing of sunlight and is the guest this week on "the communicators" to talk about politics money and technology. producer of the communicators is joining in the questioning this week. ms. miller if you could start by telling about the sunlight foundation is and what it does. >> it is a 3-year-old nonprofit non-partisan institution that was designed to create greater transparency for the work of the u.s. government using the technology so the internet and of technologies underlying are at the heart of everything we do and we are interested in transparency particularly data and information about government and using the technology to put it in the head of citizens where it belongs. >> and how do you use the technology and what kind of technology to use? >> we use several pieces. one as the sort of core of our work is making sure that information produced and about the u.s. congress and exit of privilege and the regulatory agencies is available online i
of you coming here and give us such a good speech in the middle of the summer. my question would be addressing the china case. based on the panelists' observation of the president's limited record on trade policy, what kind of -- do you think -- what kind of decision do you think the president is going to make on this case? do you think he's going to grant the remedy on this case and why? >> okay. guys, we're away from big principles right to the nitty-gritty. who would like this? >> if i had to guess, i would guess that there is someremedy. but it's really hard. and here's why. i could tell you a story that goes in neither direction. i could say well, they faced a similar conflict when it came to the name china as a currency manipulator. it was repeated, and it was the same conflict between the -- what the chinese government clearly wanted, and he opted to net -- not name china of currency manipulator in april. on the one hand, if you could say that that is really telling us where they're true preferences log. again, they will face similar choices. or you could say that put them
to be moderated by mike lucks and tonya tarr. we are going to be asking for questions through twitter. you can use the hash tag, dean and end or right it down on pieces of paper and there will be people going around and collecting them. so mike, who is one of the moderators, is -- he worked on the obama transition team as a liaison to the progressive community, he worked in the clinton administration, and he co-founded the wonderful blog, open left. tonya is the director of legislative and political mobilization with the texas american federation of teachers. and she has previously worked for afsme-cio. so without further ado, i would like to introduce my friend, dr. howard dean. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> do you want to start with some opening remarks. >> sure. i'm really looking forward to this. let me just say a couple things. first of all, the people in this room are going to be the most important people in america over the next 8 to 10 weeks while we get this thing done, because we're seeing extraordinary things being said that are flatout not true, there's maliciously untrue and the onl
or reading sound less boring and the issue is so few of us have the time in the day to piece this together succinctly and brilliantly and watching ryan talk about something as boring as government policy but how it represented something on a map, a shift how drugs move from this country and with the related to in terms of what we need and what we hughes, we desire and how we try to get it is a truly brilliant thing. it does change the way you view the country and the geography and how we deal with people. so this is an honor to mind. it's an important book and necessary. "this is your country on drugs" is something everybody can read so there's not a reason to try not to read it and without further ado, join me in welcoming ryan grim. [applause] -- before, thanks, alex, that was kind. and thank you to ever believe it came to light. i appreciate this. this book gets complex at times the start of a very simply about eight years ago i realized i hadn't seen lsd and probably three years. i started looking for it. i started asking friends who go to fish shows or burning man or rainbow gathering
english should supersede or override black english, and whether black english outlived s usefulness, all of these consideratio and concern is. and, the reason why i say it is this wrong question, is that in the 21st century world, language is in fact your keyo being able to negotiate this world. and, rather than getting caught in the question of whether we should have one or the other, it really suld be a suation of discussing the merits of both, and the other languages we are going to be learning. i just came back fm algiers. there is a pan-african culture festival sponsored by the algerian government and they brought over 5,000 people from artists, intellectuals, scholars, writers, et cetera from all over the african continent and some parts of the diaspora. and the first thing that struck me as i got off of the plane, was that we were met by a group of algerian students, one young lady was 18 years old. and she was already fluent in french and the arab language. but, she was also fluent in english. and we had a conversation with her and we asked, well, you know, how did you learn your
>> this is the view of the u.s. capitol from robert novak's patio. did this give you inspiration when you were writing about the book? >> it always gives me inspiration of the capitol and the city where i have been over 50 years now. >> you looked on pennsylvania avenue, how has it changed since you came here 50 years ago? >> it's changed tremendously. just where we are now, there was a department store and we had a lot of crummy little stores and shops and two-story buildings and the great visionary who changed pennsylvania avenue was pat moynihan who lives in this building just up there in the next apartment under the pennsylvania avenue project, so it is much more like pierre l'enfant, the designer of washington wanted to be diprete avenue of the republic instead of something that looked like a fair rate provincial town. .. and see the great independence and the constitution prevents these so easily across the street from all those major documents? >> that is the justice department. she and her body guards used to walk over, it used to walk to the justice department every morn
advance our cause. to discuss this question, we are very fortunate to have with us here today not only the book's author, joshua muravchik, but also three commentators who are highly qualified to discuss his book in the issues that it raises. let me briefly introduce all of the members of the panel in the order in which they will speak. joshua muravchik is a fellow at the foreign policy institute of the johns hopkins school of advanced international studies. he is the author of eight previous books, including "heaven and earth: the rise and fall of socialism," published in 2001, and "exporting democracy," fulfilling america's destiny. published in 1991. and he has also published almost literally countless articles in major newspapers and journals. he served as a member of the state department advisory committee on democracy promotion, and he is a member of several editorials awards, including i am proud to say that of the journal of democracy. on my far right, doctor a sollie who spent many years as a practicing physician. is the president and founder of the american task force on pale
the case went all the way to the u.s. supreme court which upheld the city's authority to force miss kelo to sell her property. this is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon, welcome to the cato institute. my name is roger pilon. i'm the director of center for constitutional studies which is hosting today's book forum. most believe the right to property is sacred and they have the right to do so because the constitution says nor shall private property shall be taken for private use without just compensation. they think their home is their castle. a phrase that stems from the 17th century jurist lord cook. unfortunately, over the course of the 20th century, that right to private property has been slowly eroded by a series of decisions that have come from the state supreme courts and the u.s. supreme court. early on in the area of regulatory takings, and more recently in the area of the full use of eminent domain whereby government condemns a person's property, not for use by the public but rather to transfer the title to another private owner for the purpose of economic development, and
-- in fact, i'd like to ask all of us do you get the sense that the government speaks with one voice on these matters? i guess >> i guess from our limited view of the contract, i would say yes. >> i don't see anything but a single voice. >> okay. mr. houck >> i would agree with the exception of dcma. we have received very little input oversight from my knowledge from dcma. in fact, they contacted us for the first time just last week. >> really? >> yes, sir. >> thank you very much. that's fascinating. i'll yield my last 30 seconds. >> commissioner tiefer? >> mr. houck? >> yes, sir. >> on the issue of you having had no choice left to you by inscom but to cut linguists' salaries, would you undertake to give our staff -- would you have some high level people who know the stuff in your place give our staff a briefing with actual records and actual figures as opposed to the alternative of simply reducing the ridiculously set-up subcontracting structure which your contracting officer could have done for you on a partial termination for convenience? >> we will welcome the opportunity, sir, t
. and i think i can use them. >> can you tell us which ones? >> the two i am referring to is wajeha al-huwaider and from syria to also push the envelope very much. you look at individuals who treasure their rights and their freedoms as individual into question the culture around them. and of course they have democratic inclinations. and i think they can be used as a probing the tolerance and probing their environment. and in fact, they provide outstanding die. i think the most difficult cases you have are the ones on iraq and iran. and the difficulty is one very much within the complexity of the two individuals you chose. and obviously it is not an easy task to try and choose one out of the 18 million iranians, and one i guess in that case out of arab countries. both characters were maybe with good intentions and definitely i would say being young, attractive to ideals, walk into revolutions and coups and regime changes. and then they get exposed to all sorts of things while they have been part of these regimes. and then either they were forced, kicked out, threatened, whatever it is,
for household. and again, this is an analysis of household, and not businesses. and this is just the u.s. especially as we think of new technology innovations coming on line, five or so years, we think that probably a better situation would be to wait and let them more cost effective technologies come and place your. finally i just want to point to future research. if you're that interested in u.s., shane and i are currently working on doing a similar analysis for other world nations, and you canook for that later this year, if you're particularly interested. thank you. >> will the paper be done by the end of this panel? [laughter] thanks to our next speaker is chris forman who is associate professor in the robert and stevie schmidt term professor of it management of the college of management at georgia institute of technology. he is research interests include adoption and return to it investment among business, with particular interest in the role of geography and standards on the guy of it infrastructure investment. he also sees innovation at the it software industry. >> thanks. what i
work in one weekend. wealthy logistics of that for us we would have to get an instructor there for the weekend. we would obviously want as many students as possible that weekend to make the instructor cost-effective. the fact the student had to leave their family, spend a night away, the whole thing was quite logistically complicated and believe it or not, hundreds and hundreds of workers though did it because it was one of the only ways they had to get these skills. now, all of our labs are done remotely so that students -- we no longer have those physical labs, and now students can access raÚl person remotely -- routers remotely from wherever they are doing their course work, usually their homes and the instructor can either be they they can do troubleshooting which is part of the lab and the instructors can see step by step what they've done, so there's no requirement for them to go anywhere else. so this has been actually huge. it's very, very helpful to the students and to us. the video i've talked about, that's also been important. the last thing i'll say about the
a history of drug use and culture in the united states including opium in new york in the 19th century, drug experimentation in the 1960's and the debates about the legalization of marijuana. he explains why certain trucks popular at certain times in history and gives his thoughts on the government's war on drugs. back pages books in massachusetts holds this event. it lasts about an hour. >> i'm constantly asking myself what is the point of the reading and how we make the idea of an author talk or reading sound less boring and the issue is so few of us have the time in a date to peace these things together six hinckley and brilliantly and watching ryan talk about something as boring as government policy but how it really represented something on a map, a shift in how drugs mover of this country and with their related to in terms of what we need and what we use, what we desire and how we tried to get it is a truly brilliant thing. it does change the way to view this country and how we deal with people. so this is an honor to might, it's an important and necessary book, "this is your country o
as real, their findings were taken by world leaders, so much so, they were used to frame legislation to the end of the century. the other agencies are prepared to hold grand meetings and copenhagen and then agree, 40 or more years, the assumption is global heating is so serious that expensive action is needed now if we are to avoid damaging climate change affecting our children and grandchildren. obviously it will be the cool spell indicating they have overestimated climate change. i think that instead they have underestimated the severity of global heating, mainly because they paid too much attention to human factors to industrial and domestic pollution, they have not enough attention to the earth's response to what we are doing. this is going to be the subject of my talk this evening. when i look at climate change from the point of view of our planet rather than the human viewpoint, i see that report as the scariest official document i have ever read. the earth does not just passively accept what we do, it responds to climate change and that response is more deadly than the small c
union is very pleased that the ftc is now using its power to promulgate rules, prohibiting or restricting unfair or deceptive acts or practices concerning mortgage loan modification and rescue schemes. with respect to hard-sell reverse mortgages, and our march article also warned consumers against the dangers of hard-sell reverse mortgages. banks and mortgage lenders are targeting seniors with television ads to entice them to take equity out of their homes through reverse mortgages. in an economy when many families savings have plummeted, such offers may indeed be attractive, but the lenders often bundle high fees, insurance charges and commissions into the loan and try to aggressively cross so consumers with other types of financial products such as annuities which may not be suitable for the. consumers union believes that the sort of reverse mortgages should be required to make sure that the loan is suitable for the borrower and that there is independent one on one pre-mortgage counseling. we also believe there should be caps on origination fees for all reverse mortgages
and thank our sponsors, major sponsors, thank them very much for supporting this conference for us today and making it very possible for all of us who are here today. i'm going to make my speech very short, because i really am excited about the lineup that we have for you for the next several days. i think we have some of the experts without a doubt, and if we were doing the -- some type of awards ceremony, i probably would have a black tie on and everything and introducing them, because i think we have the cast for you that will be to present i think the message thaw want to hear and deliver the information you need in terms of what you're doing for the business at hand. i would like to acknowledge and welcome all the individuals, agencies and countries who are participating in today's international swine flu conference. the outcome of this important conference will truly be realized from your thoughtful engagement through the various breakout sessions and the critically important information that will be shared by my new found colleagues today, with you being here, and the esteemed spe
. harrington with 11, 12, and 13 to drop to two under. tiger used that window to begin to pull away. playing the 362 yard par 4, 14th. he's requesting to try to drive it on the green. and guess what? this one ends up on the back fringe. we remind you, a 362 yard par 4. he would bird hey from there to move to 6 under. next up, the par 5, 15th. this is harrington's second shot, from the fairway bunker. up over a bunker, on to the green. paddy said afterwards, tiger told me he'd pay to see someone do that. so i asked him for 50s. shoots a 73. finishes 3 under through two rounds. tiger on 15. third shot chipping from off the green to within a foot. he would tap in. birdie. moves to 7 under. three shots on 15, birdie putt. and the would bogie 18, shoot 70 for his second round. phil mickelson trying to make a late run putting with the eagles on the 7th hole on the front nine. he started on the back nine. makes it, shoots a 74. second straight day. sits at plus 4. 11 shots back of tiger woods. who is the story. four-shot lead over five players, lee westwood, ian poulter five off of missing the cut.
to this ring to see who's faster... on the internet. i'll be using the 3g at&t laptopconnect card. he won't. so i can browse the web faster, email business plans faster. all on the go. i'm bill kurtis and i'm faster than floyd mayweather. (announcer) switch to the nation's fastest 3g network and get the at&t laptopconnect card for free. a whole bunch of late games going on now. rangers and angels. texas, 7-2 on the year against the angels. they need a sweep would be great. but at least two out of three. top three right now. 5-1 there. the mets out in san diego. 2-0. the braves on the mound for atlanta. they're up 2-1. ryan church, an r.b.i. single. tim lincecum on the mound. they're up 2-1. bengie molina, six of his home runs have come with tim lincecum starts. so it's going to buy him something down the road. we'll continue to update those. back to highlights now. second round of the bridgestone invitational. tiger woods has won this event six times. he entered friday four strokes back. tiger started on the back nine. here on the par 5, 16th. even par for the day. putting for birdie. drops. ti
-mailing us at archives at, for more information about the national press club, please go to our website at, thank you and we are adjourned. [applause]. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> remarks on counterterrorism by homeland security secretary janet napolitano and talks about the obama administration's new efforts to engage the public at large and work with local law enforcement, the council on foreign relations in new york city is the host of this casinoed event. it lasts about an hour. >> good morning. good morning. i am paul steiger, the presider today. welcome to today's council on foreign relations meeting. today participants around the nation and the world are viewing this meeting via live webcast on cfr's web site. in view of that for those of you in the room, please turn off -- not just put on vibrate, your cell phones, blackberries and all of the other wireless devices you've got, to avoid interference with the sound system. i would also like to remind everybody on -- all the members that this meeting is on the record. se
and unleash u.s. investment to create innovative technologies and whole new industries right here in america, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect our children from pollution. so i do look forward to hearing all of our witnesses today about how we can work together to rise to the clean energy challenge and to transform our economy. senator inhofe. >> well, thank you, madam chairman, and thank you for holding this hearing. i think it might be a good time since we're going to go into august recess to kind of assess what we have leshed from -- learned from these hearings. madam chairman, since i turned the gavel over to you, this committee's held over 30 hearings on global warming with numerous testimony from officials all over the country and world. these hearings explored various issues associated with cap and trade, and i'm sure my colleagues learned a great deal for them, but over the last two years it was not from these hearings that i, that we got to the essence of cap and trade. it was the democrats who cut right through the chase, it was the democrats over the last two year
. he writes a lot of plays about his experiences. he used to live in los angeles, now found love and lives in utah . so he's a contributor to the book. another one is "gehad for love." which is a movie about gays in islam. he talking about what it was like to travel the world and try to speak to gay muslims around the world get them to be on film and tell their stories. that's another chapter. after the editor of the gay magazine which in american the magazine means freedom. he has one in arabic and english. he recented started a gay islamic press. there are other men who have also written stories, many men who have lived in the middle east and muslim countries. there's a couple things that i want to point out in this book. as i'm speaking, and i've been using some of these terms as i talk. i'm painting some very broad definitions. i'm using muslim world. it's a very artificial term when i say "muslim world." we would never say i look this trip to the christian world. it was fabulous. i have to tell you about what it was like to go to the christian world. you won't believe what i
. put the pieces in their pocket or their back packin tell us how many questions they saw it correctly. presumably people are not smart and because they shred the piece of paper but now they claim to sell seven. it is not its if we had a few bad apples that skewed the distribution. instead we have lots of people who cheated just a little bit. why do people cheat? the bekka model of cheating is every day when we walk by anything we consider three things. we say to ourselves how much money is in the till? what is the chance they will catch us? how much time we get in prison? [laughter] we weighed the cost benefit analysis and decide whether-- it sounds like a crazy model and it is. but realize this is the model driving the legal system. so in some sense it is an odd modeled but it very important model in a practical way because of the role of economics in our society. so, let's check this model. how would we checked that model? a big part of it is how you spend today. some people tell them we would pay 10 cents for question, others 25 cents per correct question. would it matter how much
that book. the third book i have to be in the week at night has been by my bedside many of us are but maybe this is finally the summer i will read the powerbroker by robert a. caro on robert moses. it is something i wanted to read a long time and it's that kind of book you need a nice summer month to find the time to read it. >> to see more summer reading lists and other program information, visit our website at .. >> at every level in the federal government and we have seen a significant losses across the united states and obama one in a very decisive victory not only winning electorally with a large mandate but carrying a very significant filibuster-proof senate and a strong majority in the congress. these are serious times for conservatives and republicans that want to have a two-party system and see that important for the future of the nation important foundation for our republic can form of government. today we have a number of distinguished guests broke i have an newsmax one of the new on-line new media companies in america restarted 10 years ago and we reach 5 million ame
of government. .. i would use the word powerhouses to describe the people on the panel table today. some of them are not household names but their names that carry significant weight in the conservative movement. at the far left is richard viguere. use considered the godfather of conservative direct mail and has created really the modern conservative movement by helping dozens and dozens of many of the leading conservative groups in the nation. bypass the media and machek to give donors to support cause that advocate for conservative principles. next to him is thomas phillips. thomas is a heavyweight conservative media. he is the founder of eagle international, which started with the 1,000-dollar investment newsletter business in 1974 and grew that to a newsletter business in the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues. he is best known as the owner of the eagle publishing, which produces human events which rodham reagan said was his most favorite publication and tom has kept a true to the traditions of ronald reagan. at regnery books, which publishes bestseller rafter bestseller that many o
boundaries in the united states and for u.s. financial institutions. but i also think that that we need to coordinate globally since our markets and institutions are global as well. as far as the u.s. is concerned, you know, we have a multiplicity of regulators and even in the sweeping proposal from the treasury or in other regulatory proposals i haven't heard any move to -- you know, to consolidate them all into one and as i indicated, it's not clear to me that doing so would produce a better outcome. so the coordination would have to take place among the various regulators tt we have. however, we reshaped them so that information doesn't slip through the cracks so that we don't miss the activities of institutions who are regulated by one group or one regulator but who are engaged in activities that are properly the responsibility of, if you will, collectively all the relators. that extends across borders because markets are global and we need to court -- coordinate across borders with their counterparts across the seas and taking into account what institutions are doing either to as
but have very little education, and often the and their-are uninsured and use medicare. if we want to reduce the insured population and avoid large costs for taxpayers in the healthcare system, we need to enforce immigration laws and reduce illegal immigrants in the country, and on legal immigration, moving forward, in the future, we would need to allow in many fewer immigrants who have little education. barring those two changes, i immigration will continue to have a very large impact on our healthcare system, a lots of folks who need medicaid with cascading series of wednesdays for the system. thank you. >> jim. >> i think it's evidence from steve has talk that immigration will affect and be affected by the health reform legislation being crafted in the house and the senate, with 12 to 15 million uninsured immigrants, this was discussed. their mere presence means that every provision of the legislation that is designed to extend health coverage to those without insurance will potential ly expand, as steve highlighted. the taxpayers' cost, by the billions if not tens of billions o
technologically challed by a lapel mic. there we go. welcome, everybody, glad you could join us. we are the largest advocate si group on behalf of the technology industry with 1500-member countries and touch some 16,000 technology companies. and on behalf of all of them, i welcome you here. we have some of our key staff with us today to help us field some of your questions. after i do a quick review kind of the water front of some of the issues still in the policy lean ma on behalf -- arena on behalf of the tech sector. let me introduce those folks in advance so you'll know who we are. on the phone we have the executive vice president who leads our public sector group, that is all the issues having to do with bringing technology. we have bartlett cleland of e health policy, jeff clark who is the acting directer of our state government affairs program. we have ed longnecker, executive directer from the midwest, you'll hear more from him later. with me here in the room, jennifer kerber, second to my left, vice president of federal and homeland security policy. to my immediate left, tr
/4 mile wide by three miles long the baker is also the minister and actually used to splice tape for larry king be he is a native bahamian. and also the real estate agent he sold the the house and thought i would like to meet a local couple on the island and drove me up to jimmy's house with his wife hannah who is a canadian by birth after listening to two stories are realized he had never told me what he had done for a living the. i have chosen the best stories of all of the tails he had told and he said should i tell him? he is a white and bahamian one of the but minorities his family were original buccaneers working for the british crown and he proceeded to tell me at one time as you will read about he was a huge drug trafficker between colombia and united states and did so for a good decade before he was indicted by a uncle sam. >> host: you mentioned in this profession by jimmy and i thought that was a fascinating basis to start. do want to share exactly how he got into the business? >> guest: he is a very health-conscious individual as a drug trafficker you think they would partaking
delta when we visited three years after ken's death when he said directly to us shell is responsible for my son's death. as we sat there listening to the father, the son and grandson, who i was sitting next to judith browne chomsky. she was our guest for the hour. judith browne chomsky was one of the leading attorneys in this case that led to this landmark settlement. when i asked noam tonight how he would like to be introduced, he said tell them i am the brother-in-law of judith browne chomsky. [applause] judith is married to noam's younger david, david. noam was born december 7, 1928 in philadelphia. by the age of ten, he was writing an extended essay against fascism and about the spanish civil war. don't be discouraged. [applause] at 14, he was getting his education, as he tells it, in the back of the 72nd street subway station here in new york. you go up the front, that is where you buy newspapers and the french newspaper stand where people would rush by, by their papers and go but it was the back, less populated stand where the stragglers would be where his uncle ran the newspap
at the u.s. supreme court. it's interesting for the american public to know, is a supreme court justice is much different than an appellate judge or even a federal circuit judge, because they in fact are not bound by precedent. as an appellate judge, they have to follow precedent. and when they don't, they get reversed. and circuit judges, federal circuit judges have to follow precedent or they get reversed. but a supreme court justice has the freedom to change precedent, and that's why the inquiry into the candidacy and the qualifications of a supreme court nominee is so important. and it's also why our founders wrote extensively on what should be the qualifications of a supreme court justice. alexander hamilton stated in federalist paper number 78, the interpretation of the law is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. he further stated, it is indispensable in the courts of justice that judges have an inflexible and uniformdherence to the rights of the constitution. a nominee who does not adhere to these standards necessarily rejects the role of a judge as dictated by the con
, most of us probably can't recall many disasters occurring in the country. we haven't had any hurricanes yet although we have one barreling out in the atlantic in the last 24 hours. we haven't had many earthquakes that we can remember but yet we've still had 76 declarations this year that have been fairly routine types of disasters. so with that it's a great time for us to have this conversation. it's really a great honor for me to introduce nancy dranani, who is a buckeye which i'm proud to say as a fellow buckeye but even more importantly, you know, i had the privilege of sitting down with nancy and her team to really learn what it is ohio is doing to become responsible in this era and to be honest when it comes to emergency management and so as part of, you know, the book i wrote that we talked about, i have case studies and ohio is one of the case studies on disaster response because i call it an honest approach for emergencies and they do a fantastic job to decentralize even more so down to the local level to make sure that everyone from the individual to the lower government to the
? because at the state level, that's the big consumer of state budgets. >> right. we use data from the medical expenditure panel survey and we used the dissolution of the medicaid spending that was in an altered that spending basically in the same way we altered spending for other payers. okay. are there other questions? all right. thank you very much, everyone, for your time and i would be happy to take questions afterwards if you would just like to contact me personally. thanks again. in a few moments, the first news conference with dr. francis collins, the new director of the fast institutes of health. -- national institutes of health. >> the new director of the national institutes of health, dr. collins, held his first news conference yesterday, since being confirmed a little over a week ago. as we begin, he outlines some of his priorities. this is about an hour. >> in my presentation to the town meeting this morning, i tried to outline five specific themes that i think are useful in terms of portraying particular areas of unique opportunity and i will do that briefly for you n
 and as a weapon that could be used against us. there has been such a thing as an emp commission that was established by congress. didn't get a whole lot of publicity. >> you put that in the past tense as well. >> exactly. >> there's some talk about reinstating the commission and they're out of business or going out of business as i discuss this, if i'm correct. particularly important to understand that, for example, the iranian regime, which has as its rallying cry and has for 30 years death to america, they know about emp as the congressional emp commission found out. and if i'm correct, they have been working -- the iranian regime, let me put it bluntly, has been working on developing the capability to launch an emp attack; is that correct? >> now you're getting into a core issue that's actually part of the book. there have been -- there has been testing going on from barges of the caspian sea of doing a launch and declaring that it's a failure. there's only one profile that fits a vertical launch for use. this to me is the equivalent of say you and i are out in a cruise and t
's, it's certainly used as steve just referenced in not only russia's western periphery, but there are leaderships in central and eastern europe who are integrated into the european union and nato who are still quite concerned. and from their standpoints that could be justifiable. whether there will be russian military intervention into former central and east european territories -- and i'm speaking about countries already integrat into the european union and nato as full members -- i highly doubt it. however, when you see the european union as i just touched upon briefly in my presentation increasing this eastern partnership or outreach to your raise ya and os -- eurasia and ostensibly for energy assistance and development which includes countries such as georgia if i'm not mistaken, couries which may never become european union members in the next 5-10 years but i couldn't say for sure how that will evolve, i have to believe that it's less a matter of sphere of influence in military terms as it is in staking out the absolute requirement for energy supplies becausi don
in conference. and was that the message for us the next time around. what you see -- this is the from the other side of the toll booth, the cars that were on the other side coming toward us and we pointed out this one particular car and let me tell you what the punch line in case we ran out of time. you know, we were trying to make sure we had a way to get the cars through, get the paperwork done and as you'll see in a few minutes -- by the time they got to the toll booth, they had their window rolled down, their sleeve rolled up and nurses were in the toll booth, and we were getting people through seconds and not even minutes. i'll give you a punch line in a few minutes. you don't prepare for them. this car that you see here broke down. never thought about that. what do do you if a car breaks down in a line? and we quickly -- the medical director, myself the field director pushed this guy out of the way. but it made us recognize that there are things in congress congress -- in the planning. >> did they get their shots. >> yes. having them fill out paperwork so everything was done by the time
to reservation, very often using the name martine. he had lots of fake ids that had those names on them. but he changed his name a lot and eventually he made his way down to the reservation down in tucson where he eventually was arrested where he changed his whole way of working. he stopped doing environmental work in this kind of way and he started working with indian youth taking them to environmental events like at mount graham where they have giant controversies over giant telescopes over there. . they were with his tribe and the youth of his tribe and this is the arc that he had traveled. he was arrested in 1994 but when he went to his trial he was only tried for one fire that he set which was at michigan state in lansing, michigan. and even then they didn't have him setting the fire but for conspiracy. but even then he covered his tracks but unbeknownst to me and thousands of people following him. he had confessed everything but he had -- it had been sealed. the judge had sealed the confession and so no one could see it so i never learned about it until rod told me like five years later,
seems to be in aeath spiral, and the u.s. automakers are on their knees and the stock market just had its worst year since 1931. welcome to the great recession. i am not trying to be glib because there's a lot of pain and suffering out tre and there's nothing funny about losi your job or seeing your stock ptfolio get a serious serc fetter watching your 401(k) turning to a 201(k). but, to the extent that downturns like the current one calls us to, to the extent it shakes up the status quo agb causes us to reexamine our goals and that in itself can create enormous opportunities. opportunities to rlect about what you really have and one of the thgs i am going t do, i am going to convince you or certainly hope to convince you th by the end of my talk you are going to feel like one of the wealthiest people wh ever lived. you are one of the wealthiest people who hasver lived, what do you know what are not. you are so fortunate that he make the powerball said-- look like second ze. you not-- may not feel that way but i'm going to do my best to convince you otherwise. i want to start up by ta
people to the training. if they aren't aware of it and they don't knowow to use it and it's not going to be as effective as you want it to be. assessment programs. we need to be able to assess peoples skill levels in order to figure what kind of training is appropriate for them so they can move into the jobs and careers that they want. i know for example that a lot of states have adopted the work key system that acp has. that's one example of where i think jan on line program that is working within the public workforce system to help people sort of assess their skill levels and help decide what training is necessary. but you need to ve those services alongside on my drink and we also need services to promote persistence and completion and support of systems. as heather mentioned run childcare and transportation to kind of a point on that, you know, on line training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers and it does reduce some of the sort of spatial barriers. but it doesn't reduce them online training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers but does reduce some of the sort of speci
i am so glad you are able to be here with us tonight forhis terrific panel. i want to thank our co-sponsor, the public concern foundation,, democracy now, code think. as we try to find our way out of this mass, we should listen to those who warned us of this day of reckoning because history matters, and when too many have as their mantra don't worry, be happy, asian, like an early warning system, alerted us to the dangers of the regulatory frenzy, predaty lendin rising economic inequality, and from the speculative bubbles. as the crisis has deepened the nation and its many moving parts aren't writers and nation institute fellows on television and radio at our web site,, events like the emerncy town hall meeting reconvened last october, and in this new title, from nation books, meltdown. .. >> and author ideas as to how can recover and build a more democratic, more fair and sustainable economy. thank you for coming this evening and i turn it over to our d.c. editor [applause] good evening. however you doing? you made it inside. congratulations. my name is ch
. and when the war is over, you will return to us. the united states government, democratic and republican never said when do we get a lawyer, where do they have a trial? that was never anssue. we never heard anybody 7 or 8 years ago talking about that and educating the public that's what the standard should be. >> you said the procedures exceed the procedures that the hage terms of protection for people. you've also indicated that you have a couple of suggestions that you've made relative to our language, other than those two suggestions. do you believe this is the right direction for us to go as we've drafted it? yes, senator, i do. >> admiral hutson, let me put the question to you more precisely perhaps, we've had witnesses not just today but long before today that point to the implausibility of some of the procedures being provided to the detainees including miranda warnings to prisoners that are captured in the course, the pack ability of documents the chain of custody, the difficulti by the need it use highly sensitive national security information, including evidce who's identity ca
in a very readable book and i know that john and elizabeth had have special comments for us and join us for the q & a afterwards. so please join me in welcoming to the podium, john roberts. >> just a little bit over 50 years ago, a very enigmatc monk sailed into the harbor of new york to settle into the saw it's. i decided to start this morning talking about him, because he turned out to be the living human bridge in a changing political movement to maintain tibet's freedom that began as a cold war operation in the 1950's under president truman, and continued to become a counterculture cause up till today, where it's a mass global movement. and that transformation of a political movement to maintain freedom for an occupied country is really a kind of profound thing. the monk was a colmic mongolian. they shared tibetan buddhism going back 50 years with the dalai lama and the tibetan theocracy. he never would have come to the united states if it weren't for world war ii. at the end of world war ii, there were many displaced people in the soviet union including in mongolia and a coup of ca
to the u.s. district court for the southern district of new york the senate approved her nomination by unanimous consent. when president clinton in 1998 nominated her to the second circuit court of appeals the senate voted 67-29 to confirm her on an overwhelmingly bipartisan co. per now familiar personal story is no less impressive. the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the highest court in the country will inspire girls and young women everywhere to work hard and set their dreams high. americans look to the lawmakers to work together to make the country stronger. they expect us to put partisanship aside to advance the interest of the american people. if there is one issue we should be able to come together on to put aside our differences it is the confirmation of judge sonia sotomayor to the united states supreme court. i look forward to having the opportunity to go to in support of her confirmation with the majority of my colleagues. thank you, mr. president and thank you senator klobuchar. >> i yield back
didn't seek it, didn't choose it, but it's up to you to use it. you must suffer if you lose it! give an account if you abuse it. just a tiny little minute, but your eternity is in it. conservatives will not surrender. [cheers and applause] >> another guest speaker at the conservative student conference was hillsdale college history professor burt folsom. this is an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> greetings. i'm an intern scholar here at young america's foundation. we're the nation's leading group for young conservative students. if you're a conservative student, please join us in the fight for freedom and liberty and visit us online at or you can give us a call at 1-800-usa-1776. we can help you start a club and even bring a campus speaker to your campus. past speakers include anne coulter, newt gingrich, ben stein and many others. please, join us in our fight for freedom today. give us a call. our next speaker is dr. burt folsom. [cheers and applause] dr. folsom first realized he wanted to be a teacher when he was in the eighth grade, and i think his mom would b
the book and pj being here and it is a great honor for us and let's get with it. here's pj o'rourke. [applause]. >> thank you. >> thank you. thank you so much for coming here. i really appreciate it. and, i really appreciate being here. i have tended to make these flying visits to los angeles and i've never gotten a chance to go to the museum. today is me first day at the museum and after i get done talking to you guys and sign some books i hope if you want them signed and they are probably more valuable if they aren't signed... but! [laughter]. >> you know, but, i'm going to spend some time and then i've got a five-year-old that like, if it has wheels, it rules! you know? and i have to go down, i have been on book tour three weeks and cannot come home empty handed and i have to go shopping here today, too. anyway, it is i'm afraid a last time to say, how shall we put it, sayonara to the american car. american automobile companies, ford, gm, chrysler will live long in some form, a kind of marley's ghost dragging their chains and -- at takes pairs's expense and you know, and t
was nothing. we were humiliated. they were laughing at us. unemployment was through the roof. you all don't remember those gas lines, but inflation was through the roof. we were in the midst of this horrible recession. but at the end of reagan's administration, by 1989, america's position in the world had been reestablished their our pride as the country had been restored. we were back, and the future was bright and hopeful. reagan recognized that that sense of faith in our country, that incredible love of country can be a fleeting thing. and so he said our spirit is back, but we haven't read institutionalize it. we've got to do a better job of getting across that america is freedom. freedom of speech. freedom of religion. freedom of enterprise. and freedom is special and rare. it needs protection. that is what we do at young america's foundation. we need to read institutionalize freedom through you all, because we know, as reagan said, that freedom is not something to be preserved at any one moment in time. we must struggle every day to preserve it. and freedom is never more than one gen
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